Terry Rambler, Chairman
Tao Etpison, Vice Chairman
Bernadette Goode, Seven Mile District Council Member
John Antonio Jr., Seven Mile District Council Member
Valerie Key-Cheney, Peridot District Council Member
Dr. John Bush, Peridot District Council Member
Barbara May, Gilson Wash District Council Member
Simon Hooke, Gilson Wash District Council Member
Allred Pike Jr., Bylas District Council Member
Jonathan Kitcheyan, Bylas District Council Member
Eugene David Nozie, Bylas District Council Member

(Source: updated November 2022)

Contact Information

Address: PO Box "o" San Carlos, AZ 85550

Phone: 928-475-2361

Health Department Director:

David Reed david.reed@scat-nsn.gov

Education Department Executive Director:

Flora Talas flora.talas@ed.scat-nsn.gov

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer:

Vernelda Grant apachevern@yahoo.com


GOVERNANCE: The San Carlos Apache Tribe is governed by a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and nine council members representing four districts. Council members serve staggered four-year terms, and meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The San Carlos Apache Tribe is in Congressional District 1; Legislative District 7.


San Carlos Apache Tribe Constitution, (Adopted 1954)

San Carlos Apache Tribe Constitution, (Adopted 1954)
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San Carlos Apache Tribe Resolution

San Carlos Apache Tribe Resolution
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Procedures for Research Activity and Recording

Procedures for Research Activity and Recording
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COMMUNITY PROFILE: The traditional lands of the Apache Ndeh (The People) extended from Texas through New Mexico and Arizona into Mexico and California.  Over time, the many bands of Apache were forcibly relocated to reservations. The San Carlos Apache Reservation was established in 1871. According to the U.S. Census, approximately 10,571 individuals live on the San Carlos Apache Reservation--1.8 million acres spanning three counties in eastern Arizona. 

San Carlos Apache are known for their peridot jewelry and Apache basketry.  Peridot is the birthstone for August and San Carlos is home to the world's largest deposit of the crystal.

The Tribe operates Apache Gold Casino, a golf course, a commercial sawmill, a 500-acre farm, and cattle ranching operations.


San Carlos Apache Reservation


United States

Total Population*  10,815 7,276,316 331,893,745
Number of Households 2,510 2,817,723 127,544,730
Average Household Size 4.3 2.53 2.54
Median Age 27.2 38.6 38.8
Population Under Age 18 35.0% 22.2% 22.1%
Population Over Age 65 8.1% 18.3% 16.8%
Speaks a Language Other Than English in Household 34.4% 26.1% 21.6%
Married-Couple Households 32.2% 47.7% 47.3%
Owner-Occupied Housing Units 57.2% 67.6% 65.4%
Age 25+ with High School Degree or Higher 75.4% 89.0% 89.3%
Median Household Income $37,845 $69,056 $69,717
Below Federal Poverty Threshold 44.6% 12.8% 12.8%
Households with at Least One Computing Device 69.1% 96.1% 95.0%
Households with a Desktop/Laptop 37.7% 83.7% 80.5%

*All statistics are from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates. Note that according to the 2020 Decennial Census, the total population is 10,251.